2004 Camry 6cyl versus 4cyl

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Old 19 Jan 2005, 02:45 pm   #1 (permalink)
Michael J. Pyfferoen
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Default 2004 Camry 6cyl versus 4cyl

I have a friend who is interested in 2003 or 04 Camry. She wants a 6
cylinder. It appears that most are sold with the 4cyl.Any suggestions on
which to buy ? She does drive in some mountains but rarely. Most of the
driving would be level and commuting to work. I've heard the 4 has
plenty of power but then someone else said that the 6 would be a lot
quieter. She is interested in a basic LE at most.

thanks
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Old 19 Jan 2005, 03:16 pm   #2 (permalink)
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The 4 has plenty of power. It jams up the grades of the Mountain West
with no problem. However, at my advanced age I have learned that if a
person "wants" something, they will never be satisfied with something
else, no matter how logical it may be (cheaper to buy, better mpg).

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Old 19 Jan 2005, 03:35 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Depends on their driving style.
What is she driving now?
Easy enough to test drive both and select a preference.
Personally, I prefer the four cylinder.
Doing all my own maintenance and repair work, there was little choice.
All the operations are easier: timing belt, spark plugs for starters.
Some people feel a need for the power of the V-6, and for them, they
wouldn't be satisfied with anything less.
For me, I'm just as happy to let that car pass, and drop in behind
them.
There's quite a bit of horsepower in some of the newer cars, turbo and
supercharged, so I don't expect you'll be winning races even with the 6
cylinder.
I find by skillful driving, the four is more than adequate for all my
needs. Cruises smoothly at 80 mph. The other day, I was accelerating up
a hill to merge with highway traffic, and easily pushed up to 85 before
my passenger commented "Why are you going so fast?" and I slowed down.
If you regularly carry 3 - 4 adults, or luggage, that could change your
requirements.

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Old 19 Jan 2005, 04:36 pm   #4 (permalink)
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"Michael J. Pyfferoen" <mjp1@sigecom.net> wrote in message
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>I have a friend who is interested in 2003 or 04 Camry. She wants a 6
>cylinder. It appears that most are sold with the 4cyl.Any suggestions on
>which to buy ? She does drive in some mountains but rarely. Most of the
>driving would be level and commuting to work. I've heard the 4 has plenty
>of power but then someone else said that the 6 would be a lot quieter. She
>is interested in a basic LE at most.
>
> thanks


I've the LE v6 and it's sweet and powerful , silent compared to the L4, the
only thing is that a co-worker (remanufactured engine Japanese tech) told me
that the 3.0 liter v6 engine (which comes on the LE v6) has a some heating
problems so now I'm thinking why didn't I go for the better 3.3L than comes
on the camry SE (same engine than the sienna late model). So if she can
afford a v6 get the SE 3.3 liter.


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Old 19 Jan 2005, 07:53 pm   #5 (permalink)
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I own a 6 cyl. I selected it because it is a lot quieter then the 4 cyl.
Get the 6cy, you will be glad over the long term that you did.


"Michael J. Pyfferoen" <mjp1@sigecom.net> wrote in message
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> I have a friend who is interested in 2003 or 04 Camry. She wants a 6
> cylinder. It appears that most are sold with the 4cyl.Any suggestions on
> which to buy ? She does drive in some mountains but rarely. Most of the
> driving would be level and commuting to work. I've heard the 4 has
> plenty of power but then someone else said that the 6 would be a lot
> quieter. She is interested in a basic LE at most.
>
> thanks



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Old 19 Jan 2005, 11:56 pm   #6 (permalink)
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On Wed, 19 Jan 2005 14:45:58 -0600, "Michael J. Pyfferoen"
<mjp1@sigecom.net> wrote:

>I have a friend who is interested in 2003 or 04 Camry. She wants a 6
>cylinder. It appears that most are sold with the 4cyl.Any suggestions on
>which to buy ? She does drive in some mountains but rarely. Most of the
>driving would be level and commuting to work. I've heard the 4 has
>plenty of power but then someone else said that the 6 would be a lot
>quieter. She is interested in a basic LE at most.
>
>thanks


What your friend really needs to do is evaluate her priorities. The
4-cyl has sufficient (though not outstanding) power for most needs.
The V6 has even more but suffers about 4mpg. The question for your
friend is: is she willing to pay for the increased fuel cost for more
power even though the 4-cylinder is sufficient?
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Old 21 Jan 2005, 12:18 am   #7 (permalink)
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Viperkiller wrote:
|| On Wed, 19 Jan 2005 14:45:58 -0600, "Michael J. Pyfferoen"
|| <mjp1@sigecom.net> wrote:
||
||| I have a friend who is interested in 2003 or 04 Camry. She wants a 6
||| cylinder. It appears that most are sold with the 4cyl.Any
||| suggestions on which to buy ? She does drive in some mountains but
||| rarely. Most of the driving would be level and commuting to work.
||| I've heard the 4 has plenty of power but then someone else said
||| that the 6 would be a lot quieter. She is interested in a basic LE
||| at most.
|||
||| thanks
||
|| What your friend really needs to do is evaluate her priorities. The
|| 4-cyl has sufficient (though not outstanding) power for most needs.
|| The V6 has even more but suffers about 4mpg. The question for your
|| friend is: is she willing to pay for the increased fuel cost for more
|| power even though the 4-cylinder is sufficient?

The 6 cyl. kicks major ass. Nothing more really matters.


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Old 21 Jan 2005, 09:49 am   #8 (permalink)
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The 4 has power for most anything but towing plus you get more mpg. Gas
prices will go back up. She should test them and figure in increased gas
costs and reduced milage over a few years in her calculations. There is
good reason why the 4 is so popular for so long, it works.

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Old 21 Jan 2005, 04:42 pm   #9 (permalink)
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m Ransley wrote:
|| The 4 has power for most anything but towing plus you get more mpg.
|| Gas prices will go back up. She should test them and figure in
|| increased gas costs and reduced milage over a few years in her
|| calculations. There is good reason why the 4 is so popular for so
|| long, it works.

The 4 has adequate power, if you are a granny.


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Old 21 Jan 2005, 07:30 pm   #10 (permalink)
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The 4 has power if you want milage and live real life usage

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